Inspirational People · Monday Muchness

Pickin’ Wildflowers

I said I wanna touch the earth I wanna break it in my hands I wanna grow something wild and unruly I wanna sleep on the hard ground In the comfort of your arms On a pillow of bluebonnets In a blanket made of stars Lyrics from “Cowboy Take Me Away” by Martha Maguire, Marcus… Continue reading Pickin’ Wildflowers

The Braveheart Chronicles

The Power of Prayer: A Guest Post by Karen Malena (The Braveheart Chronicles)

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 I’d been watching him self-destruct, my stomach in a tangle of knots, that sinking feeling of almost hopelessness and drowning. Another day went by with no changes after I’d… Continue reading The Power of Prayer: A Guest Post by Karen Malena (The Braveheart Chronicles)

Adventures in Imperfection

Teaching Our Children to be Humble and Kind–With Swagger

Imagine who you want your kids to become. Be that! ~~Source Unknown A great quote, don’t you think? A mantra, an action, a deed. Words that are striking and impressive on a page, a screen, in a notebook, on a bookmark, in a tweet, a Facebook post. What’s the catch? The meaning? The beautiful metaphor?… Continue reading Teaching Our Children to be Humble and Kind–With Swagger

Adventures in Imperfection

Wait Gain Goals for 2016

I never know what might wake me before the alarm clock. Sometimes it’s a wayward text from Verizon or Joann fabrics. The sound is off, but the vibration from the nightstand is enough to stop the dream waves. Perhaps it’s my husband. A shift, a shake, a sharp intake of his diaphragm and then me… Continue reading Wait Gain Goals for 2016

Guest Posts · Lil Mama's Love Letters

Invisible Ink: a Guest Post by Christy Anna Beguins

“and Anna begins to fade away.” ~Counting Crows, “Anna Begins“ I think I’m going to stop writing about you. It’s not like you ever read my work anyway. Not like it ever truly mattered to you. Or I ever mattered. Truly. To you. I always wanted you to read. You knew this. And you would… Continue reading Invisible Ink: a Guest Post by Christy Anna Beguins

Adventures in Imperfection

One Hot (Yoga) Mess of a Mama

lines~~curves shadows~~light yin~~yang good days~~bad days Our lives are a ballet among contrasting landscapes and emotional highways. One moment, we are screaming down a back road in a sweet Chevelle with the windows rolled down and our hair flying everywhere. The next instant, we are pulled over getting a speeding ticket. The day is ruined.… Continue reading One Hot (Yoga) Mess of a Mama

Adventures in Imperfection

A Hacker’s Guide to Whine-Free Living

Do you ever feel like a five-year-old in a grown-up world? Oh, maaaan….I have to work today? Again?  I’m so tired. I wanna to stay in bed. Puleeeazzzzz?? No! I am not going, and you can’t make me!  *Raises hand. Guilty! I’ve been whining a lot lately which means I’ve broken one of several Terry… Continue reading A Hacker’s Guide to Whine-Free Living

Guest Posts · The Red Thread Diaries

Bumpy Nubs and Poking Threads: A Guest Post by Karen Perry

I’m fascinated with the concept found in some Native American traditions that we have the ability to heal our entire lineage in both directions. It’s easy to see how the choices we make right now can affect our family’s future but the idea that we are connected by energy to the past and are therefore… Continue reading Bumpy Nubs and Poking Threads: A Guest Post by Karen Perry

A Little More Serious

Tangled, Tethered, and Tied

The other day, these words popped into my head while I was untangling garden twine. I grabbed a pen and the nearest seed packet to scratch out the words in case I forgot them. *I want my kite strings tangled in your tree. I’d read this phrase somewhere and the words wove their way into my brain and lived… Continue reading Tangled, Tethered, and Tied

Adventures in Imperfection · Freestyle Friday

Life Lessons on the Deck of a Longboard

Instructions for Living Life~ Pay attention Be astonished Tell about it ~Mary Oliver **** So many things make me toes-up-in-the-air happy. The scent of lilacs A pop-up thunderstorm Spools of Nutscene twine Red rust patches on an old tin roof Good wine and great friends The slant of moonbeams and Orion’s Belt in a clear sky Baby… Continue reading Life Lessons on the Deck of a Longboard